Five generations converge at Women in Entrepreneurship Conference

More than 150 attendees – including Cornell alumni and students from the classes of 1967 through 2022 – converged in New York City on March 5 for the inaugural Women in Entrepreneurship Conference. Attendees heard from alumni who have founded thriving businesses, about the keys to their successes. The goal of the conference was twofold: … Read more

Two Cornell women who are changing the face of Congress

On October 29, 16 members of the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) had breakfast on Capitol Hill with Representatives Sharice Davids JD ’10 (D-KS) and Elissa Slotkin ’98 (D-MI). These two Cornell alumnae are members of the historic 2018 freshman class of congresswomen who are “changing the face” of the institution, according to Karen … Read more

Homecoming 2019: commemorating the events of 1969

As part of a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Willard Straight Hall on April 19, 1969, a group of alumni, students, and community members gathered during Homecoming at the Africana Studies and Research Center on North Campus. A handful of those present were among the group of Black and Latino students who … Read more

First-generation alumni summit: opening the conversation

Early April is a time of year for college acceptances and, this year, for an alumni summit about the first-generation student experience. Attendees dedicated an afternoon at Cornell Tech to panel discussions, networking, and inter-generational conversation about first-generation experiences. The questions they explored included how to encourage first-generation students to apply to college, issues of … Read more

Charging electric vehicles fast: Jeff Wolfe ’82

Electric vehicles today are clean, quiet—and relatively inconvenient. It used to be that you plugged an electric vehicle in overnight and it would go maybe 100 miles, says Jeff Wolfe ’82, President, for the Americas, of Tritium, a company that focuses on electric vehicle chargers. The process is getting faster: a Tesla can now go … Read more

Michelle Courtney Berry MPS ’92: Mindful self-care at work

People are stressed, especially at work, says Michelle Courtney Berry MPS ’92. “Because we’re distracted, because we’re in demand digitally all the time, and because we don’t have a moment’s break, we get tired,” she told her audience at SXSW 2019 in March. “It’s revolutionary to talk about self-care.” Berry, who discovered at Cornell her … Read more

Ink from diesel exhaust and other innovations: Oliver Campbell

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, the saying goes. In this spirit, Cornell engineering alumnus Oliver Campbell ’82, MEng ’84 is finding innovative ways of using the world’s refuse and pollutants to create circular systems. These systems will reuse waste products and other materials in new ways. As director of procurement and packaging engineering … Read more

Cornellians contribute and connect at SXSW 2019

SXSW is a conference designed to explore what’s next in culture, music, and technology—so of course Cornellians are going to be there. Austin, Texas will light up on March 8–17 for this annual festival of ideas and innovation. Cornell is, once again, a presence. A reception on March 9 from 6–8 p.m. celebrates a strong … Read more

Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference opens to all

The Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC), a meeting for alumni leaders and volunteers, is expanding in 2019 to include all alumni interested in Cornell community and engagement. The conference is scheduled for February 8-10 in Boston. “I invite all Cornell alumni to join this weekend of idea-sharing and community as we form a strategy for … Read more

Sy Katz ’31 Parade showcases Cornell in New York City

Manhattan’s Rockefeller Plaza was crowded but festive on Nov. 17, the Saturday evening before Thanksgiving. Holiday lights glowed, crowds milled between stores and skaters glided around the rink. A distant drumbeat struck up and grew louder. Hundreds of Cornell alumni, parents, and friends with banners, blinking red lapel pins, and kazoos turned toward the plaza … Read more